Heineken Champions Cup Rugby Union

Leinster v Toulouse

Leinster v Toulouse



A major Champions Cup showdown sees Toulouse visit Leinster, in a match (kick-off 1pm) that will decide Pool One, since the two English clubs in the group are way off the pace. Both teams here posted more than 40 points last time out in easy home wins, with Toulouse dispatching Wasps, and Leinster seeing off Bath. 

It’s the French club who go into this game with the advantage, at least on a cold reading of the league table, because they beat Leinster in the reverse fixture in October. But that was a 28–27 squeaker. Leinster’s performances have been the more impressive since, and now the Irish defending champions are on home turf.


Leinster v Toulouse (Kick-off 1.00pm). Live coverage of the Pool One fixture in the fifth round of games, which takes place at RDS Arena. Toulouse edged past defending champions Leinster 28-27 in the reverse fixture, but have won all their other matches so far to maintain their chances of usurping the French outfit at the top of the table.